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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...

America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - British Youth Sailing Team confirmed By Matt Carter, , 9:14 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Following five days of action packed racing at the 2014 RYA Youth National Championships, the RYA’s Selection Panel have announced the 12 sailors who will represent Great Britain at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2014. ...

RYA Youth National Championships - Winners crowned at the WPNSA By Matt Carter, , 8:14 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
At the RYA Youth National Championships, the medals were decided across the five Youth Racing classes today (Friday 18th April) as a light, fickle breeze brought the event to a close at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 claims line honours victory By KPMS, , 5:18 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, Ragamuffin 90 has sealed line honours, having led the entire 565-nm race from the start in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to the finish in Subic Bay, The Philippines. Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi finished the race at 22:51.18 local time, completing the course in 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds. ...

Nick Dempsey feeling positive after ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca By Nick Dempsey, , 3:36 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
British windsurfer Nick Dempsey is feeling positive after the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. Find out more of what he had to say about his performance. ...

Good start to Rio campaign for Elliot Willis and Luke Patience By Elliot Willis, , 3:30 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailor Elliot Willis opens up about his and Luke Patience's performance at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca. ...

Olympic stars inspire next wave of hopefuls at the RYA Youth Nationals By British Sailing Team, , 3:25 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailing stars Luke Patience, Hannah Mills and Nick Dempsey were on hand to inspire the next wave of Olympic hopefuls at the RYA Youth National Championships at Weymouth and Portland. The five-day event, held at the scene of their 2012 silver medal-winning triumphs, is the premier event on the annual Youth Racing calendar, and is an event which Mills won herself in the 420 girls event in 2005. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 extends unassailable lead By RHKYC, , 9:16 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race looks certain to feature yachting legend Syd Fischer on the silverware, with Ragamuffin 90 sailing consistently to extend an unassailable lead on the water over her closest rivals and expected to finish just before midnight tonight. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Commanding lead for Ragamuffin By KPMS, , 5:58 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Rolex China Sea Race, Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi Ragamuffin has a commanding lead some 42 hours into the 27th edition. At 09:30 local time, Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 was 134-nm from the finish line in Subic Bay, The Philippines and closing in on line honours. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - GBR sailors ready for battle By RYA, , 5:27 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres awaits for GBR sailors. Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe will aim to make it a hat-trick of British World Cup regatta victories in the 2.4mR class in 2014 when they take to the racetrack next week (21-26 April). ...

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series - Glorious conditions at the WPNSA By RYA, , 5:02 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second instalment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ...

Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...

Finn Lynch moves one step closer to realising Olympic dream By ISA, , 11:20 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Yesterday in Croatia, Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Development sailor Finn Lynch moved one step closer to realising his Olympic dream. The 17 year old was competing at the Split Olympic Week in the hopes of earning the second allocated Laser Standard place for the Olympic qualifier in Santander this autumn. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Providence Team IRL ready for action By ISA, , 9:15 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Come Easter Monday, the complete seven-member Irish Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team, Providence Team IRL, will join a staggering 1,100 sailors on the French Riviera for the final instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013-2014 series. ...

RYA Youth National Championship - Victory for Elliot Hanson + Video By Matt Carter, , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Elliot Hanson has today been crowned RYA Youth National champion as racing for the Laser Standard came to a close, while the five other Youth racing classes battled against their peers on the penultimate day of racing. ...

Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...

PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...

RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 7:55 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with RYA Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...

RS100 Sprint Champs at Rutland SC By David Smart, , 12:48 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Rutland RS100 Sprint Championship - Twelve races in two days, with no discards (Damn - We all need discards!) was going to be a challenge and writing this up two days after the event, the muscles are still recovering from one of the best weekends of sailing to be had. ...

BWA UK Wave Tour begins in three weeks By Nigel Treacy, , 12:05 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
After an exciting Tour in 2013, it’s nearly time for the BWA competitors, crew and coaches to hit the road once again to start the title race for 2014! ...

Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...

RS800 Grand Prix at Stokes Bay SC By Peter Barton, , 9:50 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. The double bonus was how the sunshine and the tide direction boosted the forecasted wind to fun levels on both days with Saturday even being quite fruity over the legendary Stokes mogul field. ...

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